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ther·mom·e·ter

thermometer

 
 
pronunciation:
thr ma m tr
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part of speech: noun
definition: an instrument for measuring temperature. Some thermometers are made of a closed glass tube containing mercury or alcohol that rises or falls as the temperature rises or falls.
He checked the thermometer on the dashboard to make sure the engine was not overheating.
 
derivations: thermometric (adj.), thermometrical (adj.), thermometrically (adv.)
Word History
Thermometer comes from two ancient Greek words that mean "heat" and "measure."
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The word thermometer contains the following parts:
metr, -meter, -metry Greek root that means measure
therm, thermo Greek root that means heat, temperature